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by e chin
October 3rd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 43
Views: 855

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

Hoping the next time Tuesday is a consideration. Monday's are booked for me till the end of the year. Enjoy.
by e chin
October 3rd, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17886

Re: I'm done*

Neal, what is your actual retirement date, and if you don’t mind, your age. I’m calibrating here, learning from my esteemed elders, you and Howard! And congrats. You guys are clearly more balanced and disciplined than me. 120 days from today. 63. If the opportunity presents itself and by chance you...
by e chin
September 13th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Joe if you are headed to the N Shore for any reason I would suggest stopping by Romy's for lunch. Way better than the over-hyped Giovanni's and you don't have to deal with flies.

Forgot to add that if you go to call at least 45min ahead of time to place your order.
by e chin
August 8th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27157

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

But my (admittedly cynical) interpretation is that the settlement amount is the indicator that Rhys had little leverage, and was pretty much forced to accept the terms. Maybe "easy to roll" would be a good description... If it's true that Rhys had little leverage, that *supports* the view that thei...
by e chin
July 27th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5561

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

I so wanted to swing by to this as I came in this afternoon. Unfortunately the boss wouldn’t allow me to leave the kids alone in the city. 😢
by e chin
July 27th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2992

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Jordan what area did you land in the Bay Area? That will help determine what area retailer to point you to.
by e chin
July 5th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

scamhi wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 7:22 am
food I ate growing up:

Stuffed green peppers- with ground beef, tomato sauce and rice
I had this a few times and hated the green peppers. What's strange is I don't mind that flavor as long it isn't too overpowering in wine.
by e chin
July 1st, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

Re: What meals did you grow up on

George Hejna wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Breaded pork tenderloin, Kraft Mac and cheese and creme corn out of a can.

George
Kind of gross if you think about it, but I loved it when mom served it. I always mixed it in with my rice.
by e chin
June 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3306

What meals did you grow up on

that you still enjoy? By far it has to be tuna casserole topped with crushed Lays chips, pan fried Hormel corned beef with a sunny-side egg over a small helping of rice and fried spam and egg sandwich. Not very healthy, but every now and then flirtysmile
by e chin
June 26th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Retailers ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Retailers ITB

Mods please move per Wes’ suggestion
by e chin
June 25th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Retailers ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Retailers ITB

For those in the retail space or even in sales distribution, how much time do you or did you put into reading and researching the labels you carry? What were some of the vital go to sources that helped and describe one essential skill that you have or learned that you need to be successful?
by e chin
June 14th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5619

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

George Chadwick wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:44 am
e chin wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Probably best to scratch me
That's your opinion
Are you saying you'll do it for me [dance-clap.gif]
by e chin
June 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5619

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

Probably best to scratch me from the list as I doubt I can make it.
by e chin
May 31st, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5619

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Pencil me in. Isn't there any other restaurants you are willing to go to? The ongoing saga............and herding of cats. Larry and I both have contacts with Donato and they have been accommodating. The first dinner we did there was probably one of the best overall offlines ever. IIRC, we have not...
by e chin
May 30th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 5619

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

Pencil me in. Isn't there any other restaurants you are willing to go to?
by e chin
May 10th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JL Chave question
Replies: 3
Views: 677

JL Chave question

I saw on the shelf today a bottling that had L'Hermitage on it as opposed to Hermitage. Is there a difference at all or is this Euro labels vs US label thing? I never looked at the back label. TIA
by e chin
April 21st, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3363

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Lower SO2, reduced new oak (older barrels that havent been properly cleaned , riper fruit. I think Burghound covered it quite well While older, inadequately cleaned barrels can certainly harbor brettanomyces, to my understanding brettanomyces comes more often from new oak barrels than from older ba...
by e chin
April 8th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Kind of Wine Snob Are You?
Replies: 79
Views: 3695

Re: What Kind of Wine Snob Are You?

Here's another good reason for being a wine snob. Well not in my case at least [scratch.gif]

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-t ... r-behavior
by e chin
April 2nd, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 3414

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Robert sorry I didn’t come around to introduce myself. I drank and ate as fast as I could given my time constraint. Next time for sure. Fellas enjoyable as always. Also please let me know if I need to pony up some more money.
by e chin
March 31st, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 3414

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Will still attend, though I will have to leave by 8. Andy I can bring a white for you. Will also bring a Italian if I'm not to lazy.
by e chin
March 14th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 3414

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

No mags, will bring something Italian.
by e chin
March 14th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 3414

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Put me down for this Dan.
by e chin
March 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: NY recommendations

I passed along the recommendations to the girls and one response was, "Thanks Dad, but don't bother us this week. Duh it's mid-terms" [scratch.gif] As for dinner I think they are looking for things that might be unique to NY that they can't eat in the Bay Area. They are both foodies even at their yo...
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 140
Views: 9965

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

04 JL Chave
Krug Cuvee 166 - and I'm not a bubbles guy
85 Cos D'
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: NY recommendations

Thanks gentlemen I'll pass these off to the kids. Ultimately it's their decision, I'm just the credit card carrier [cry.gif]
by e chin
March 11th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: NY recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 420

NY recommendations

My 2 girls want to go to NY for a little food adventure in August and check out some nearby schools. They created an itinerary (see attached) and I'm hoping you could help with some suggestions. Also any attractions depending on where we are that day that might be off the beaten path. We will be mos...
by e chin
March 6th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14016

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I just want to try the MB and see if I’m missing something. Nothing more. And I realize the price of admission. Still don’t like it. Might I suggest then to minimize the cost is to purchase an older vintage from an online site if they are not readily available to you locally. I had the good fortune...
by e chin
March 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14016

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

So you are getting a world class wine at a discount, but are buying 3 bottles of their so-so bottles at regular prices to get them. I am on the list for this year and expect my first Monte Bello this shipment. I will likely go through with this year and re-evaluate, as I have not had a Ridge that t...
by e chin
February 12th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Built in grills
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Built in grills

Just put in a Lynx this summer. Nice grill all in all, but the slots for the drippings aren't large enough or angled enough to make it to the drip pan. Other than that grill gets nice and hot super fast.
by e chin
January 22nd, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?
Replies: 19
Views: 719

Re: Cancun as a family vacation - yea or nay?

If you choose not to stay in Cancun any of the resorts on the Rivera would be nice. I've stayed at the Vidanta (checkout redweek.com and sometimes VRBO for listings)a couple of times and while it is a timeshare it does have nice amenities as well as a Cirque du Soleil show on site. We have never ren...
by e chin
January 16th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 77
Views: 5841

Re: Aubert Spring Release

For those recently given an allocation how long of a wait did you have?
by e chin
January 7th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....
Replies: 241
Views: 10605

Re: If I had to limit my buying to 10 producers ....

Nick Gangas wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm
OK let's try this.

Rayas
Allemand
Massolino
Rousseau
Roumier
Angerville
Vogue
Roulot
Raveneau
DRC

Too much ?
Nope, I just wish I had your wallet flirtysmile
by e chin
November 15th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Website Q: Woocommerce and Shipping Schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: Website Q: Woocommerce and Shipping Schedules

Hello, I am very close to launching my winery website. I have hit a snag on shipping schedules using Woocommerce. Has anyone use Woocommerce for their website? Also, please if you know a Woocommerce expert as well. Thank you in advance. Vamsi cool to hear you accomplishing what you set out to do. A...
by e chin
October 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Oahu, Kahala Resort
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Oahu, Kahala Resort

If you are heading to the North Shore I would suggest stopping off at Romy's for fresh shrimp and prawns. Great lunch stop for roadside dining and for my taste way better than Giovanni's. If possible call your order in ahead of time.
by e chin
October 9th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A 12 wine blind tasting suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 766

Re: A 12 wine blind tasting suggestions

Sounds like a fun event. Not sure what the purpose is, but if it were more for exposure then I would stick to 3 or 4 bottle of the same type. That way your friends can compare and contrast how vast wine can be. Maybe something along these lines, 4 Cabs one each from say Napa, Bdx, Super Tuscan and W...
by e chin
October 3rd, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet All set !!
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Anyone want to split an allocation of La Pelle Cabernet

Or you could buy whatever quantity at 750wines in st. Helena. Just bought some today.
by e chin
October 1st, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

Adam Lee started something called Clarice. Something to consider if you enjoyed Suduri.
by e chin
September 28th, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 2737

Re: Burt Williams era (pre-1998) Williams Selyem inexpensive dinner Sf Bay Area late Oct..

I'm interested if it's in MV and Eric brings a Chalone. I had one from the 70's once and thoroughly enjoyed it.
by e chin
September 24th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code
Replies: 57
Views: 3986

Re: Intro Holy Grail Steak Co. plus special Berserker discount code

Thanks for the discount Cameron, but would have been even better if you had me over for a few bites of the above flirtysmile
by e chin
September 18th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2474

Re: Ferren Wines release: are you buying?

Was I wrong in neglecting to buy the Frei Chard and how is it compared to the Lancel?
by e chin
September 17th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: TN: PYCM, Coche, Zuni...

I wonder what bottling that Rayas is. I sure hope it isn't for the reserve.
by e chin
September 12th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa tomorrow for first time
Replies: 24
Views: 1279

Re: Napa tomorrow for first time

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm heading to Napa next month and wanted to ask if there are any wine shops that are great for finding new or under-the-radar local producers. David and Monica at 750wines in St. Helena are exceptional for service and hard-to-find selection. I agree with this if you d...
by e chin
August 30th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: Possible SF OL - Sept 20 or Sept 21st?

Larry maybe lunch while you are in RWC. Hopefully you are open to going to another town though.
by e chin
August 29th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 2511

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

A max of 10. Bring stems that way it may give him some push to waive corkage in the future.
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 2511

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Set for 9/24 @ 6:30. 1300 Howard Ave. Burlingame CA 94010
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 2511

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Alan Rath wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Yes!

Sorry, was just having a little fun, given that a few of us don't want to go back to this or that restaurant. Park & Howard looks good.
Diversity, it’s a good thing grouphug
by e chin
August 28th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 2511

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Should I make the reservation or not?
by e chin
August 27th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 2511

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

So come to find out that the guy I know is only a part owner and can do $10 per bottle. He is willing to waive the private room fee that holds 10 comfortably. I’m sure if we go occasionally that we could work the corkage down. Forgot the restaurant is called park and Howard bistro in Burlingame. Lmk...
by e chin
August 25th, 2018, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 3174

Re: WOYLsf ?

Celebrating a friends 50th, his brother opened a 06 Bouchard Montrachet. It changed my perception of what Chardonnay could/can be because of that. I had at that point always avoided chards based on my Cali experience.

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